GRIZZLY BEARS IN CANADA
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GREAT BEAR NATURE LODGE
5 Day tour from $3,304
PORT HARDY, CANADA
CANADA MAY - OCTOBER

Enjoy spectacular Grizzly Bear viewing while staying in a remote floating lodge in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest. This small ecotourism lodge, nestled at the mouth of a pristine salmon river has exclusive access to the surrounding forest, guaranteeing a personalised wilderness adventure.

Tour Highlights
  • FLOATING RAINFOREST LODGE
  • TWICE DAILY BEAR VIEWING TRIPS
  • BREATHTAKING SCENERY
  • GOURMET MEALS

Tour Information
  • Where
    :

    PORT HARDY, CANADA

  • When
    :

    MAY TO OCTOBER

  • What
    :

    NATURE AND WILDLIFE

Itinerary

Late this morning depart from Vancouver International Airport (South Terminal) for 70 minute flight to Port Hardy. Upon arrival transfer (included) to the town Port Hardy for lunch (own cost) and to explore the town.
Mid afternoon your will be transferred to the float plane base for your scenic flight over the Queen Charlotte Strait to the floating lodge. After a brief introduction to the lodge you will go out on your first Grizzly Bear excursion.

In the morning, you will be on the trail of the grizzly bear again after some good coffee and breakfast. A typical viewing session lasts three hours. After a morning of adventure, you will return to the lodge for lunch and a chance to relax.
Spend the early afternoon exploring the surrounding area with a guide. A popular activity is the interpretive rainforest walk, examining bear sign and the general ecology of the area.
In mid-afternoon you will venture out to see the bears before returning to the lodge for dinner. On clear nights, the stars are amazing.

As your stay at the lodge continues, you begin to settle into the natural rhythm of the valley. The bears are generally most active in the early morning and late afternoon hours, which is why the lodge focuses their viewing sessions on these times. Over the course of your stay you will be taken to a variety of sites, depending on the bear activity.
For the afternoon recreation today you may take a guided sea-kayaking tour of the estuary, or a boat cruise to explore the glacier-carved inlet. Or you may prefer to relax and enjoy the view from the lodge. The Great Bear Rainforest is home to many animals, including grey wolves, otters, black bears, mink and bald eagles.

After your parting session with the bears you will enjoy lunch at the Great Bear Lodge. You will be returned to Port Hardy in the afternoon between 4PM and 6PM.
Due to unpredictable weather conditions for flights around the lodge and Port Hardy you have a nights accommodation included in Port Hardy.

Transfer (not included) Mid-morning to Port Hardy airport
for your return flight to Vancouver International
Airport (South Terminal).

Pricing and Inclusions
Prices

     

    PRICES FROMTWINSINGLE
    07 MAY – 30 JUN, 2019$3,724$4,706
    03 JUL – 19 AUG, 2019$3,304$4,133
    20 AUG – 16 OCT, 2019$5,168$8,512

    Prices are per person, subject to change and availability.

     

    INCLUSIONS

    • Return flight from Vancouver to Port Hardy
    • 3 nights accommodation in a private room at Great Bear Lodge
    • 1 night accommodation in Port Hardy (last night)
    • Interpretive discussion and welcome orientation for wildlife viewing
    • Morning and afternoon bear viewing sessions, guided by a wildlife biologist
    • Slide shows & video presentations on local natural history
    • Wilderness-gourmet meals including complimentary wine & beer with dinner
    • Transportation to and from the Great Bear Lodge (departing Port
      Hardy)
    • Interpretive walks or boat excursions
    • Rubber boots and rain gear, if required
    • Binoculars for wildlife viewing
    • Stewardship fee for bear research in British Columbia
    • Gratuity for staff
    • Bear viewing license

    NOT INCLUDED

    • Gratuity for staff (recommended $20.00 per day per guest for duration of stay.)
    • Transfer Port Hardy hotel to Port Hardy Airport
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